Hi family. Weird title, I know. I just needed to catch your attention. Clickbait, you know how it is these days. But this really is all about my mouth. My lip injections, to be specific. When I first got them done, my inbox was overflowing with questions and comments so…here y’all go. In one easy, convenient blog post. Lets do it.
*As a preface, I got my lips done for the first time in Feburary 2018. I went all in and got a full syringe injected into my lips. I loved them, but after about 3 weeks I noticed the swelling had gone down and my lips deflated a bit, so I went back for another half and now I am very satisfied with them.
Q: Did it hurt?
A: For me, no. But everyone’s pain tolerance is different. I’ll admit my tolerance is on the lower end of the scale, so if I can handle it, so can you. It’s just a small prick when the needle goes in. My technician uses a topical numbing cream, and the actual product being injected has temporary numbing agents in it as well.
Q: Did you bruise?
A: When I went for my first syringe, there was no bruising at all. I went again and got another half syringe and I got a small bruise where one injection was made but it was easy to cover and went away in a few days.
Q: What does it feel like after?
A: For the first few days, it feels like theres a little sac of water in there. It’s not uncomfortable or painful, but you know its there. After about a week, you can move your mouth freely and you’ll forget it’s even there.
Q: What product did you choose?
A: My lip technician uses a product called Teoysal Kiss. It’s a hyaluronic acid filler that fills and smooths, but allows you to retain natural movement. It is very natural looking, so I think I’m going to go for a different product next time and I’ll report back. Not that I want to look unnatural, but I mean, if I’m getting lip filler I want it to be a little more noticable. If you do want to look extremely natural however, go for Teoysal.
Q: Why did you do it?
A: Next question.
Q: How much did it cost?
A: This is another answer that will vary based on your technician, region, and product. I go to a lovely woman in Hamilton, Ontario who charges $350 for a full syringe and $175 for a half. These prices are extremely reasonable compared to other technicians in the GTA. It’s not because she is any less qualified or does a low-quality job, she simply prices her procedures reasonably.
Q: How long did it take, and would you do it again?
A: No more than 15 minutes, and just as soon as my tax return is deposited.
Q: Do you have any tips for people who are considering getting them?
A: Do. Your. Research. My lip technician is cheap, but she does great work. Some technicians are cheap and well…they’re not so great. If you want high quality cosmetic surgeries, they don’t come at $50 from a guy on Craigslist.
Also, reference pictures are great, but make sure to compare your reference picture to your own face; if you don’t have Kylie Jenner’s face shape and features, maybe her lips wouldn’t look so good on you.
Finally, if you decide to go with any hyaluronic acid based products, you need to stay hydrated. Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that expands only with water. If you are dehydrated, the molecule will shrivel up and your lips will look a lot smaller. By staying hydrated, the hyaluronic absorbs the moisture and plumps up, resulting in super full lips. I notice when I’m dehydrated now based on the look of my lips!
So there are the FAQ’s on my lips. If you have any other questions, feel free to leave them below! I included some before and after shots so you can really see the difference this procedure has made.
Until next time,